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“A Crumpling Statue. A Torn Tapestry. A Faded Painting” is written on the back of this book.
What does this mean? Is it a book about art? It sure seems like it.
It absolutely is.
But not art as in painting, drawing or sculpting. An art that we can see every day, if we just look.
Cynthia Ruchti brings the unique idea that WE are the materials that God uses to create art. Throughout our suffering, we become broken and wounded. It’s through these experiences that healing and hope is found.
I thought Tattered And Mended was amazing. Ruchti doesn’t encourage us to minimize the pain that we’ve felt. Instead, she encourages us to embrace it and the beauty that came out of it.
“God doesn’t just heal wounded souls, he heals artfully.”
I had never thought of myself as an art piece before. The way that Cynthia Ruchti weaves together her words is an art form in itself.
The book is thought provoking. I know I will read this book again and again for years to come.
Are you interested in reading Tattered and Mended? Read on to learn about you can enter the Reclaimed Treasures givaway!
How can the wounds that keep us from living the life we want to live be mended and healed? In Tattered and Mended, Cynthia Ruchti walks readers through a gallery of reclaimed and restored art as well as broken and restored lives of those who have gone before us.
With a gentle touch and personable wisdom, Cynthia shows how even the most threadbare soul can once again find healing and hope.
Celebrate the release of Tattered and Mended with Cynthia by entering to win her Reclaimed Treasures giveaway!
One grand prize winner will receive:
- A copy of Tattered and Mended
- A vintage flatware key ring
- A handcrafted “broken china” charm bracelet
- A recycled guitar string bracelet
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on July 27th. The winner will be announced July 28th on Cynthia’s blog.
Plus, now through mid-July, sign up for Cynthia’s mailing list for a five-day virtual tour around Madeline Island for the chance to win a Hemmed in Hope prize pack. Each day begins with an email from Cynthia that introduces where you’ll be “visiting” that day (all key places from As Waters Gone By) with various interactive elements, including“I wish you were here” postcards, trivia quizzes, and an ongoing Island scavenger hunt. The person who interacts the most will win a Hemmed in Hope prize pack (valued at more than $200).
- The letterpress block Hope sign from DaySpring
- A set of 6 Hemmed in Hope notecards showing a hope-themed Bible verse
- A leather “I can’t unravel, I’m hemmed in hope” journal
- Signed copies of each of Cynthia’s books, fiction and non-fiction
Disclosure: I received this book at no cost in exchange for my honest and unbiased evaluation. I received no other compensation for this post.